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African American History Month: In All Our Glory

February 1, 2016
African American History Month: In All Our Glory

As we approach the second half of the decade of the 21st century, some voices among our people have raised the issue of the relevance and need for African American History Month, reasoning that we are all Americans. Put aside for the moment the question of what is an American and what is American...
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Martin Luther King Prophetic Message To America

January 15, 2015
Martin Luther King Prophetic Message To America

Consistent with the 7 Principles and symbols of Kwanzaa, we present the continuing African American Breakthrough Series. Each article in the series will be linked to one of the 7 Principles or symbols. This will provide an instructive example of how the principles and symbols can be used throughout the year. We are mindful...
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African Liberation Day: May 25, 2014

May 24, 2014
African Liberation Day: May 25, 2014

The History of African Liberation Day (ALD) ALD was founded in 1958 when Kwame Nkrumah convened the First Conference of Independent States held in Accra, Ghana and attended by eight independent African states. The 15th of April was declared “African Freedom Day,” to mark each year the onward progress of the liberation movement, and...
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Judging America: Malcolm X and Martin Luther King

May 18, 2014
Judging America: Malcolm X and Martin Luther King

African American History Breakthrough Series The month of May marks the birthday of Malcolm X, one of the most influential voices and leaders of the twentieth-century. The African American History Breakthrough Series is proud to celebrate the life and achievements of Malcolm X. Malcolm X’s legacy is expansive and profoundly insightful and instructive. To...
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The Critical Thought of Malcolm X

May 18, 2014
The Critical Thought of Malcolm X

African American Breakthrough Series The month of May marks the birthday of Malcolm X, one of the most influential voices and leaders of the twentieth-century. The African American Breakthrough Series is proud to celebrate the life and achievements of Malcolm X. Malcolm X’s legacy is expansive and profoundly insightful and instructive. To ignore his...
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The Social Morality of Malcolm X

May 15, 2014
The Social Morality of Malcolm X

African American Breakthrough Series The month of May marks the birthday of Malcolm X, one of the most influential voices and leaders of the twentieth-century. The African American Breakthrough Series is proud to celebrate the life and achievements of Malcolm X. Malcolm X’s legacy is expansive and profoundly insightful and instructive. To ignore his...
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Honoring Malcolm X

May 13, 2014
Honoring Malcolm X

African American Breakthrough Series The month of May marks the birthday of Malcolm X, one of the most influential voices and leaders of the twentieth-century. The African American Breakthrough Series is proud to celebrate the life and achievements of Malcolm X. Malcolm X’s legacy is expansive and profoundly insightful and instructive. To ignore his...
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Remembering Martin Luther King in the Scales of History

April 13, 2014
Remembering Martin Luther King in the Scales of History

African American Breakthrough Series Consistent with the Kwanzaa principle Kujichagulia, we are proud to celebrate the history and contribution of African Americans.  Our breakthrough series highlights the ideas, theories, events, and technological inventions, of African Americans, which changed and shaped the lives of African Americans and advanced human civilization.  This article reflects on the...
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Anna Julia Cooper: A Response to President Obama and Congressman Paul Ryan

April 6, 2014
Anna Julia Cooper: A Response to President Obama and Congressman Paul Ryan

 African American Breakthrough Series Consistent with the Kwanzaa principle Kujichagulia, we are proud to celebrate the history and contribution of African Americans.  Our breakthrough series highlights the ideas, theories, events, and technological inventions, of African Americans which changed and shaped the lives of African Americans and advanced human civilization. In Defense of African Americans...
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Black Women: Redeeming and Regenerating African Americans

March 26, 2014
Black Women: Redeeming and Regenerating African Americans

In honor of Women’s History Month, the African American Breakthrough Series will feature the writing and voice of Anna Julia Cooper.  Born in 1858 in North Carolina to her enslaved mother, Hannah Stanley Haywood, Anna Julia Cooper spent her lifetime of over a century redefining the limitations and opportunities for women of color in...
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